Garmin Varia RVR315 Rearview Radar

Garmin Varia RVR315 Rearview Radar
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Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons

  • The Varia RVR315 Rearview Radar alerts you to traffic behind you from a distance of 140 meters.
  • Because the RVR315 is equipped with ANT+ and Bluetooth, it is possible to connect the Rearview Radar with your Edge bike computer, Garmin smartwatch, smartphone and even some other bike computers.
  • Thanks to a new attachment, it also fits on D-shaped, aero and round seat posts.
  • Unlike the RTL515, the RVR315 does not have a rear light. This makes the unit a lot smaller.
  • The Varia RVR315 Rearview Radar only works with a few types of cycle computers from other brands.
  • The battery life of 7 hours is on the short side when you can't recharge on the road during multiple day trips.
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Specifications

Specifications

Brand
Garmin
ANT+
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes

Description

Description

Most cycling accidents are caused by traffic coming from behind. Therefore, extra security to warn you of approaching traffic from behind is no luxury. With the Garmin Varia RVR315 Rearview Radar, you can see traffic coming up behind you. The Varia RVR315 sees traffic from behind up to 140 metres and instantly notifies you on your paired device. The Garmin Varia RVR315 works together with your Garmin Edge bike computer, Garmin smartwatch and even some other brands' bike computers. Because the RVR315 has both ANT+ and Bluetooth connectivity, you can also pair the Rearview Radar with your smartphone. The Garmin Varia App will then notify you on your smartphone about traffic coming from behind.

With the RVR315, the Garmin Varia Rearview Radar is now available in a version without rear light, unlike the Varia RTL515 Rearview Radar. This way, you have the possibility to use your favourite rear light, but still see the traffic approaching you from behind. The RVR315 also offers a solution when you don't have much space on your seatpost. The Garmin Varia RVR315 Rearview Radar has a battery life of up to 7 hours.

Technology

Radar technology
The Garmin Varia Radar uses radio waves to detect traffic coming up from behind. The smart rear light emits radio waves constantly while cycling. When a car comes up behind you, the radio waves bounce off it. A sensor in the Varia captures these returning radio waves and communicates them to your bike computer, so you will get an alert whenever a car is coming up! Of course, radar technology has been used in aviation and shipping for a long time. More and more car manufacturers are also using it to make their vehicles smarter and safer. In the world of cycling, its use is still relatively new, and the Garmin Varia is a highly innovative invention to make cycling in heavy traffic even safer.

Waterproof
The Garmin Varia radar is IPX7 certified so you can use it in a wide range of weather conditions.

Connectivity
The radar has ANT+ and bluetooth connectivity.

Compatibility

Works flawlessly with these garmin products and, among others, the Wahoo Element, Bolt.

Delivery includes

• Garmin Varia RVR315 Rearview Radar
• Mounting hardware
• USB cable
• Owner's Manual
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Review

Review


4 / 5

It's worth it.

- Arturo 11 December 2022

I had to stretch the rubber mount well because of the aero shape of the seat post. It is very reliable, although it gives some false positives at crossroads or in groups, which is to be expected. In windy conditions and head-on traffic, it is much appreciated.

Pros & Cons

Less bulky than the lighted model
Provides a lot of security.
Warns before you feel the car arriving
I don't know how long it will last
It is a bit expensive
The battery does not last long
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4

Arturo, 11 December 2022

It's worth it.

I had to stretch the rubber mount well because of the aero shape of the seat post. It is very reliable, although it gives some false positives at crossroads or in groups, which is to be expected. In windy conditions and head-on traffic, it is much appreciated.

  • Less bulky than the lighted model
  • Provides a lot of security.
  • Warns before you feel the car arriving
  • I don't know how long it will last
  • It is a bit expensive
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